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SAAB 340

THE VERSATILE TURBOPROP


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To safeguard against todays rapidly changing environment and
improve proftability, successful airlines must choose an aircraf
that minimizes risk and is adaptable to an ever-changing market
environment. In addition, passengers demand comfort and service
similar to that ofered by major carriers.
Te Saab 340 is a favorite among airline passengers due to its
fexibility, comfort and reliable performance. With about half the
operating costs of a regional jet, the Saab 340 can ofer service in a
variety of markets, large or small.
RELIABILITY IN A VARIETY OF OPERATIONS
Te cost-efective Saab 340 consistently generates profts for a
wide range of regional air transport services. With the right blend
of technologies, the Saab 340 combines high productivity with
dependability.
THE FACTS @ 4Q 2009
25-year track record
best selling 30-seat turboprop
more than 410 operational aircraf found
on six continents and in 30 countries
over 13 million hours fown and an
estimated 250 million passengers
consistent 99% dispatch reliability
award winning customer support services
SAAB 340 > THE VERSATILE TURBOPROP
THE FLEXIBLE
PERFORMER
WE ARE A NICHE MARKET
OPERATOR...THE SAAB 340
IS A WORKHORSE AIRCRAFT
AND VERY RELIABLE.
GEORG POMMER
ROBIN HOOD AVIATION
CEO
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THE BIG
AIRLINE CHOICE
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WORLDS LARGEST 340BPLUS OPERATOR
Te red, white and blue Delta livery is replacing Northwest colors
on all aircraf and airport signage as the newly merged airline is
established in 2009.
Mesaba, the largest Saab 340Bplus operator in the world, has a long
history with Northwest and will now serve as a Delta Connection
carrier from Dallas, Memphis, Atlanta and intra-Florida routes.
Having revitalized the interiors of its 49-strong Saab 340Bplus feet
with new leather seat cushions and carpet, Mesaba is repainting the
30-seaters in Delta livery.
MESABA IN THE USA
Mesaba Aviation is a regional air carrier providing scheduled
passenger service as Mesaba Airlines/Northwest Airlink. Mesabas
continued growth and improved performance is linked to the
airlines service to the Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Memphis
hubs.
A STANDARD PRODUCT
Mesaba selected the Saab 340 to standardize its feet of 19- and
30-seat aircraf to meet planned growth. In choosing the Saab
340Bplus aircraf, the airline has realized the optimum combination
of superior operational and economic performance. Te 34-seat
Saab 340Bplus permits year afer year savings in crew training,
spares holdings and spare aircraf requirements while providing
maximum customer appeal, standardized scheduling and single
vendor sourcing.
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THE 34-SEAT SAAB
340Bplus IN MESABAS
FLEET ARE INTEGRAL IN
NORTHWESTS ABILITY TO
CONTINUE TO SERVE THE
SMALLER CITIES IN OUR
HEARTLAND MARKETS.
BRYAN EBENSTEINER
NORTHWEST AIRLINES
VICE PRESIDENT-
FINANCE AND BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT FOR
REGIONAL AIRLINES
...OUR OVERALL OBJECTIVE
IS TO PROVIDE A SEAMLESS
SERVICE PRODUCT TO OUR
PASSENGERS. WE ARE STEP-
PING UP OUR SAAB CABINS
TO MAKE SURE THE EXPE-
RIENCE ON THE AIRCRAFT
IS ONE THAT THEY WANT TO
COME BACK TO.
JOHN SPANJERS
MESABA AIRLINES
PRESIDENT
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Flybe launched its 2008-09 winter schedule with franchise partner
Loganair ofering a low-fare airline option for European travelers.
Glasgow-based Loganair repainted its feet of 16 Saab 340s with the
Flybe livery taking a signifcant step for the Scottish regional airline.
Te franchise is the frst ever deal of its kind for a low-fare carrier and
is in line with Flybes strategy of continuing to build a market-leading
position as Europes largest regional airline following its acquisition of
Manchester, UK based BA Connect in 2008.
SAAB 340 > THE VERSATILE TURBOPROP
LOW-FARE
OPERATOR
THE FRANCHISE IS A
WIN-WIN FOR BOTH
AIRLINES AND SEES THE
REALIZATION OF AN
EXCITING DEVELOPMENT
IN THE EVOLUTION OF THE
LOW-COST MODEL. FLYBE
BRANDED AIRCRAFT WILL
NOW BE SEEN FLYING FROM
AS FAR AFIELD AS THE
SHETLAND ISLANDS IN THE
NORTH TO MALAGA IN THE
SOUTH.
MIKE RUTTER
FLYBE
CHIEF COMMERCIAL
OFFICER
THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT
STEP FOR THE COMPANY.
THE MOVE TO BECOME A
FRANCHISE PARTNER WITH
FLYBE PROVIDES A CERTAIN
FUTURE FOR THE COMPANY.
THE AIR SERVICE NETWORKS
OF BOTH AIRLINES ARE
COMPLEMENTARY, AND
THIS DEAL WILL GIVE OUR
CUSTOMERS A GREATER
CHOICE OF UK AND EURO-
PEAN CONNECTIONS.
SCOTT GRIER
LOGANAIR
CHAIRMAN
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OPERATING IN ALASKA
An experienced cold weather operator, PenAir of Alaska, regularly
operates between the soak and shake climates of the temperate
wet Aleutian Islands into frozen Northern environments.
Te PenAir aircraf have also safely operated in and out of gravel
runways since 1996.
SAAB 340 > THE VERSATILE TURBOPROP
THE REMOTE
AIRLINE CHOICE
THE SAAB 340, WITH ITS
LOWER APPROACH SPEEDS
AND GPS CAPABILITY
ALONG WITH WAITING FOR
THE ALWAYS CHANGING
WEATHER IN NEARBY COLD
BAY, HAVE BEEN THE KEY
REASONS THE AIRCRAFT
HAS WORKED SO WELL.
DANNY SEYBERT
PENAIR
PRESIDENT
FLYING IN CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS
In another part of the world, the Argentine Air Force is using
the Saab 340B to serve remote areas in the Patagonia region of
southern Argentina. Te aircraf feature gravel modifcation and
enhanced communications equipment, and meet the latest civilian
requirements for TCAS-II, TAWS, expanded DFDR and reinforced
cockpit doors.
Spanning the globe, the Saab 340 is used by niche operators in the
most challenging environments from extreme cold to remote island
locations. Every operating environment presents a unique challenge
for the Saab 340.
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A109 LUHS System Integration Test Bench
ATTRACTING NEW CORPORATE CLIENTS
Many corporations have discovered the cost and time efciencies of
running their own corporate shuttle.
A dedicated corporate shuttle aircraf provides a convenient service
to staf traveling between production sites and branch ofces, while
reducing travel costs. It further optimizes the schedule by allowing
for increased work time at the destination and a return home for the
evening. Te aircraf provides a high level of security allowing staf
to work on board in complete
privacy.

National Airlines Saab 340
continues to provide reliable
and exclusive service for the
automotive industry. Located
all around the globe, mining
industry, electronic distributors,
other large corporations as
well as private shuttle services
beneft from the Saab 340s
efcient services and passenger
friendly cabins as well.
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THE CORPORATE
SHUTTLE CHOICE
THE SAAB 340 HAS BEEN
A GREAT AIRCRAFT FOR
US. THE PARTS EXCHANGE
PROGRAM (PEP) HAS BEEN
VERY HELPFUL AND COST-
EFFECTIVE AND SAVES US A
LOT OF MONEY.
PRESTON MURRAY
NATIONAL AIRLINES
CEO
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Te fexibility of the Saab 340 is highlighted by its various freight
forwarding applications in the worldwide market.
Te cargo market has grown with over 40 Saab 340A Cargo aircraf
operating in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia.
Operators such as IBC Airways of Miami, Florida, keeps its feet of
Saab 340A Cargo aircraf busy fying with contractual work from
major freight forwarding integrators including DHL, FedEx and
UPS.
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THE CARGO
OPTION
THE VOLUME CAPABILITY
ON THE SAAB 340A LENDS
ITSELF NICELY TO WHAT WE
DO, WHICH IS THE CARRIAGE
OF PACKAGES WHICH FIT
INTO A PAYLOAD OF ABOUT
3,860 KGS.
DAMIAN BOND
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
BRIDGES WORLDWIDE
THE SAAB 340A CARGO
AIRCRAFT FILLS A NICHE
BETWEEN THE BEECH 1900C/
FAIRCHILD METRO-STYLE
AND LARGER TURBOPROPS
LIKE THE CONVAIR 580 OR
BOEING 737/727 JET.
BOB BATEMAN
PRESIDENT
PRINCE EDWARD AIR LTD.
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Te Saab 340Bplus-WT provides improvements in hot and high
airfeld environments, enhanced short feld capabilities, and refned
passenger amenities.
IMPROVED COMFORT
Generation III interior with re-styled covers and
larger overhead bins
Active Noise Control provides enhanced noise reduction
IMPROVED AIRFIELD ACCESS
Optional wing tip package provides increased take-of weights
and reduced take-of distances
Gravel runway certifcation
SAAB 340 > THE VERSATILE TURBOPROP
THE 340BplusWT
HOT AND HIGH PERFORMER
THE SAAB 340 IS THE IDEAL
TURBOPROP AIRCRAFT FOR
TODAYS REGIONAL AIRLINE
ENVIRONMENT. ITS LOW
OPERATING COST AND FUEL
EFFICIENT ENGINES HAVE
ALLOWED US TO BECOME
ONE OF THE WORLDS MOST
PROFITABLE AIRLINES.
LIM KIM HAI
REX
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
TAKE-OFF DISTANCE REQUIRED
FAR EASA
With wingtip extensions
Without wingtip extensions
ISA ISA +5C ISA +10C ISA +15C
Airfield @ 5000 ft MSL
4250
4750
5250
5750
6250
6750
7250
ISA ISA +5C ISA +10C ISA +15C
TODR
(m) (ft)
With wingtip extensions
Without wingtip extensions
1350
1450
1550
1650
1750
1850
1950
2050
2150
Airfield @ 5000 ft MSL
4250
4750
5250
5750
6250
6750
7250
TODR
(m) (ft)
1350
1450
1550
1650
1750
1850
1950
2050
2150
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Te Saab 340 provides a reliable and economic platform for various
operational uses by the armed services and government contracts.
Sweden and other European countries use a modifed Swedish Air
Force Saab 340 for photographic reconnaissance operations. Te
Swedish Defense Forces also fies the Saab 340B-AEW model for
military transport and related operations.
Japan Coast Guard operates four Saab 340SAR-200s in surveillance
operations from Kansai Airport in Osaka and Kagoshima Airport.
Te Argentine Air Force selected the Saab 340B as its middle-size
transport aircraf to serve remote areas in the Patagonia region
in southern Argentina. Te contract for four aircraf includes a
complete logistics package of spares, manuals, tools, ground support
equipment, training of pilots and mechanics.
SAAB 340 > THE VERSATILE TURBOPROP
MILITARY VERSION
THE SAAB 340 IS A GOOD
PLATFORM FOR THESE
MISSIONS BECAUSE IT IS
MODERN, PROVIDES A GOOD
WORKING ENVIRONMENT
AND IS COST EFFECTIVE.
ALL THIS OPEN SKIES
ACTIVITY COSTS A LOT
OF MONEY, SO YOU CAN
REDUCE THE COST OF
FLYING HOURS WITH THE
SAAB 340.
LT. COL. LARS-OLOF
LUDDE JOHANNSON
CHIEF OF OPEN SKIES
SWEDEN
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LEADING PARTICULARS
Saab 340A Saab 340A Cargo Saab 340B/340Bplus
Maximum Take-Off Weight
28500 lb 28500 lb 29000 lb
12925 kg 12925 kg 13155 kg
Maximum Landing Weight
27200 lb 27200 lb 28500 lb
12340 kg 12340 kg 12925 kg
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight
25700 lb 25700 lb 26500 lb
11660 kg 11660kg 11660 kg
Operational Empty Weight (avg)
18800 lb 17200 lb 19000 lb
8530 kg 7800 kg 8620 kg
Maximum Payload
6900 lb 8500 lb 7500 lb
3130 kg 3860 kg 3400 kg
Fuel Capacity
5690 lb 5690 lb 5690 lb
2580 kg 2580 kg 2580 kg
Maximum Cruise Speed 271 kts 271 kts 283 kts
Maximum Operating Altitude
25000 ft 25000 ft 25000 ft
7620 m 7620 m 7620 m
Powerplant (2) GE CT7-5A2 (2) GE CT7-5A2 (2) GE CT7-9B
Maximum Take-off Power* 1735 SHP 1735 SHP 1870 SHP (with APR)
Propeller Dowty Rotol Dowty Rotol
Dowty Rotol
or Hamilton Sundstrand
Cabin Length
34 ft - 1 in
10.4 m
34 ft - 1 in
10.4 m
34 ft - 1 in
10.4 m
Cabin Width
7 ft - 1 in
2.2 m
7 ft - 1 in
2.2 m
7 ft - 1 in
2.2 m
Cabin Height
6 ft - 0 in
1.8 m
6 ft - 0 in
1.8 m
6 ft - 0 in
1.8 m
*ISA
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FLEXIBLE INTERIOR
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III
III
Cargo door
II
Cargo
compartment
390 ft
3
(11.0 m
3
)
I
Passenger door
G
Av
As
A
L
G
III
Cargo door
Cargo
compartment
295 ft
3
(8.4 m
3
)
Passenger door
G
Av
As
A
L
G
III
I
II
III
III II
I
Passenger door
Cargo door
Cargo
compartment
240 ft
3
(6.8 m
3
)
W
G
Av
As
A
L
G
Cargo door
Smoke
Curtain
B
C
181 ft
3
(5.1 m
3
)
213 ft
3
(6.0 m
3
)
202 ft
3
(5.7 m
3
)
286 ft
3
(7.6 m
3
)
208 ft
3
(5.9 m
3
)
123 ft
3
(3.5 m
3
)
75 ft
3
(2.1 m
3
)
As
Av
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W
Av
As
A
G
L
Key Cabin layout
Airstair (stowed)
Avionics
Flight attendant
Galley
Lavatory
Wardrobe
Exit door
33 SEATS 30-INCH PITCH
REAR LAVATORY
34 SEATS 30-INCH PITCH
FWD LAVATORY
ENLARGED CARGO AREA
27 OR 30 SEATS
CARGO
16.3 in
41 cm
18.1 in
46 cm
17 in
43 cm
Gen I
22.5 in
57 cm
18.5 in
47 cm
42.5 in
108 cm
16.3 in
41 cm
18.1 in
46 cm
Gen II
Gen III
18.5 in
47 cm
22.5 in
57 cm
42.5 in
108 cm
17 in
43 cm
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Design integrity that includes single splice wings, conventional
confguration, and large single piece panels
Metal bonding covers over 40% of structure which is bonded
with up to 4 layers. Allows optimization of skin thicknesses and
exceptional resistance to fatigue and cracks
Fatigue testing on static fatigue test aircraf exceeded 200,000
cycles or 75 years of typical regional operations.
Utilization for current MRB equals 45,000 fight hours or 90,000
cycles with life extensions programs available
Vendors include General Electric, Dowty, Hamilton Sundstrand,
APPH, Collins and PPG
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HIGH QUALITY
ENGINEERING
WORLDWIDE SUPPORT
Saab has an excellent reputation when it comes to customer support.
Operators around the world experience solid, professional service.
Existing and new operators are supported equally in the same
excellent tradition.
A truly global distribution of several hundred aircraf mandates a
24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week customer support operation. Tis
is managed by two complete support centers, based in Linkping,
Sweden, and Washington, DC.
Spares depots are strategically placed around the world in London,
Melbourne, Washington, DC, and Linkping.
In addition, Saab has close working relationships with repair centers
and overhaul shops worldwide.
SOLID SUPPORT
THE PRODUCT SUPPORT OF
THE SAAB 340 IS THE MOST
PRO-ACTIVE AND THATS
WHY WE SELECTED THIS
AIRCRAFT TYPE OVER THE
EMBRAER BRASILIA OR THE
ATR 42.
BILL WOMICK
IBC AIRWAYS
VP OPERATIONS
SAAB AIRCRAFT LEASING SAAB AEROTECH OF AMERICA, LLC
21300 Ridgetop Circle
Sterling, Virginia 20166, USA
Phone: +1 703 406 7200
Fax: +1 703 406 7222
SAAB AEROTECH
SE-581 88 Linkping, Sweden
Phone: +46 13 18 00 00
Fax: +46 13 18 51 15
SAABGROUP.COM
Saab Aircraft Leasing, Inc.
21300 Ridgetop Circle
Sterling, Virginia 20166
USA
Tel: +1 703 406 7200
Fax: +1 703 406 7224
Saab Aircraft Leasing
Torshamnsgaten 32A
SE-164 84 Stockholm
Sweden
Tel: +46 8 463 1400
Fax: +46 8 463 1409
Saab Aircraft Leasing
4-7-13-205 Meguro
Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Japan 153-0063
Tel: +81 3 3792 4300
Fax: +81 3 3792 4315
Saab Aerotech of America, LLC
21300 Ridgetop Circle
Sterling, Virginia 20166
USA
Tel: +1 703 406 7200
Fax: +1 703 406 7222
Saab Aerotech
SE-581 88 Linkping
Sweden
Tel: +46 13 18 00 00
Fax: +46 13 18 51 15